Category: Journal Entries

The SLJ is pleased to publish a diversified set of journal entries to satisfy the interest of readers. These publications may include detailed articles on subjects related to the law or news items worthy of comment. The inaugural entry that the SLJ chose to share with readers is a profile on Professor Jacques El-Hakim, one of Syria’s most renowned lawyers, which is intended to be a fitting introduction to this website. The SLJ also welcomes contributions from its followers, which will be given special consideration. If you are considering contributing an article for publication in our Journal Entries, please feel free to get in touch with our Editorial Team at editor@syria.law and we will promptly respond to you with our feedback. In order for us to keep you notified of new updates in this section, please click here.

Legal Briefing- July 2020

Government July 17th marked 20 years since Bashar Al-Assad became President of Syria. His first decade in power was associated with unprecedented economic liberalization and private sector investment while his second decade was overtaken...

Legal Briefing- June 2020

Government President Bashar Al-Assad dismissed Prime Minister Imad Khamis from his post, which he held since 2016, following deteriorating economic conditions and appointed Hussein Arnous as the new Prime Minister to lead the government...

Legal Briefing- May 2020

Commerce President Bashar Al-Assad met with the government’s COVID-19 task force. While the health challenges were on the agenda, discussions also touched on the economic side effects. President Al-Assad noted that there are some...

Legal Briefing- April 2020

International Trade Since 2011, imports of goods into Syria have been hindered one way or another by international sanctions, import controls imposed by the government, a depreciated Syrian Pound making imports more expensive, and...

Legal Briefing- March 2020

Health The Ministry of Health announced that Syria had officially registered 19 cases of COVID-19 weeks after neighboring countries started reporting their first infections. The actual number of cases is thought by some observers...

Legal Briefing- February 2020

Finance The Council of Ministers tasked the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Justice and the Central Bank with formulating executive regulations for the implementation of Legislative Decrees 3/2020 and 4/2020 forbidding transactions in...

Legal Briefing- January 2020

Industry The number of private industrial facilities licensed according to the Industry Law 21/1958 reached 1,441 in 2019 while four were licensed in accordance with the Investment Law. The total capital of the licensed...